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Russian trade in goods with Tanzania in Q2 2019

by Russian Foreign Trade
based on data from the Federal Customs Service of Russia
The Report on Russia’s foreign trade in goods with Tanzania in the second quarter of 2019: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Tanzania

In the 2nd quarter of 2019, Russia’s trade with Tanzania was $24,805,252, down 54.50% ($29,716,438) from the 2nd quarter of 2018.

Russia’s exports to Tanzania in the 2nd quarter of 2019 were $7,081,746, down 83.69% ($36,334,604) from the 2nd quarter of 2018.

Russia’s imports from Tanzania in the 2nd quarter of 2019 totaled $17,723,506, up 59.59% ($6,618,166) from the 2nd quarter of 2018.

Russia’s trade balance with Tanzania went from a surplus of $32,311,010 in the 2nd quarter of 2018, to a deficit of $10,641,760 in the 2nd quarter of 2019.

Tanzania was Russia’s 114th largest trading partner in the 2nd quarter of 2019 (down from 98th in the 2nd quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.0155% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.0319% in the 2nd quarter of 2018).

Tanzania was Russia’s 127th largest export market in the 2nd quarter of 2019 (down from 91st in the 2nd quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.0070% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.0394% in the 2nd quarter of 2018).

Tanzania was Russia’s 89th largest supplier in the 2nd quarter of 2019 (up from 94th in the 2nd quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.0299% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.0183% in the 2nd quarter of 2018).

Russia’s Exports to Tanzania

The major share of Russian exports to Tanzania in the 2nd quarter of 2019 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2018) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 56.95% of Russia’s total exports to Tanzania (4.33% in the 2nd quarter of 2018);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 29.48% of Russia’s total exports to Tanzania (0.97% in the 2nd quarter of 2018);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 6.74% of Russia’s total exports to Tanzania (90.89% in the 2nd quarter of 2018);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 6.55% of Russia’s total exports to Tanzania (3.61% in the 2nd quarter of 2018).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Tanzania in the 2nd quarter of 2019 over the 2nd quarter of 2018 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $2,156,133;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $1,647,451;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $205,740;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $107,314.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Tanzania in the 2nd quarter of 2019 over the 2nd quarter of 2018 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $39,297,895;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $922,393;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - a decrease of $179,478;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $84,774.
Russia’s exports to Tanzania in the 2nd quarter of 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q2 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q2 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2019
over Q2 2018
10 Cereals 0 0.00 39,297,895-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 107,314 1.52 0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 370,138 5.23 164,398125.15
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 0 0.00 179,478-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 463,749 6.55 1,386,142-66.54
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 336,714 4.75 354,820-5.10
29 Organic chemicals 15,720 0.22 0
31 Fertilizers 3,680,663 51.97 1,524,530141.43
39 Plastics and articles thereof 13 0.00 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 29,325 0.41 11,539154.14
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 2,058,273 29.06 410,822401.01
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 2,468 0.03 517377.37
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 0 0.00 84,774-100.00
85 Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles 17,059 0.24 1,4351,088.78
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 235 0.00 0
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 75 0.00 0

Russia’s Imports from Tanzania

The major share of Russian imports from Tanzania in the 2nd quarter of 2019 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2018) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 100.00% of Russia’s total imports from Tanzania (100.00% in the 2nd quarter of 2018).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Tanzania in the 2nd quarter of 2019 over the 2nd quarter of 2018 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - an increase of $5,020,838;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - an increase of $1,290,242;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $164,097;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $145,121.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Tanzania in the 2nd quarter of 2019 over the 2nd quarter of 2018 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • No product groups with a substantial decrease.
Russia’s imports from Tanzania in the 2nd quarter of 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q2 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q2 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2019
over Q2 2018
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 0 0.00 1,085-100.00
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 8,345 0.05 1,889341.77
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0 0.00 8,889-100.00
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 164,097 0.93 0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 1,664,794 9.39 1,519,6739.55
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 1,521,799 8.59 231,557557.20
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 503 0.00 0
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 14,363,085 81.04 9,342,24753.74
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 883 0.00 0
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia